SPS 186: We Want to Support Your Goals
Springfield Public Schools wants to support your college and career goals, and we know those come with a price. To support you in your post secondary efforts, we have provided this site where you can find scholarship opportnities. Click on the scholarship link for opportunities that support your college dreams and apply. For application process and deadlines, click on the scholarship links.
Best of luck.
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College Scholarship Information/Sites
Several scholarship opportunities for SEIU members and their children.
|James Chad Young Scholarship|
Have an immediate family member in the armed forces, have a 3.5 GPA, be accepted to a college. E-mail to get application.
|Mu Delta Lambda and Alpha Phi Alpha Scholarship||Mu_Delta_Lambda__Scholarship_application_2017|
For African American students. Requires 2.75 GPA, letter of recommendation, 1-page essay, "What have you had to overcome to achieve success?"
|SIU-E ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIPS|
SIU-E Alumni Association is offering 3 scholarships: Legacy,for the children, grandchildren,siblings, spouses or partners of an SIUE alumni; the Board of Directors Scholarship based on leadership and community involvement; Stahlschmidt Family scholarship based on financial need, GPA, ACT scores, community service, school activities and answers to essay questions.
|Illinois Department of Public Health Nursing Scholarship|
For students enrolled or enrolling in a nursing program leading to an associate's or bachelor's degree. Recipients must work in an Illinois hospital as an RN or LPN within 6 months of graduation, or will have to repay the scholarship. Must submit application, transcript, and current Student Aid Report to apply.
|Sangamon County Community Resources Scholarship for Low-Income College Entries (SLICE)||2018 H.S. App|
The purpose of the CSBG Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to high school seniors and adults who qualify by income for the purpose of providing financial assistance to deserving undergraduate students for education and training leading to employment. All new scholarship applicants must be enrolled in education or training leading to employment in a local high-growth employment sector. See your guidance administrator or post secondary coach for a list of eligible careers.
|Scottish Rite Scholarships|
Visit the website for more information. One application will be used for all scholarship programs. Seven different scholarships available.
|Skelton Scholarship||SKELTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND Application|
Scholarships awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and involvement. This award is an annual award. Applications will be accepted each year for a renewable opportunity.
Please direct any questions and or correspondence to Amy Segatto Perrin at (217) 753-7365.
|Camp Care-A-Lot Scholarship|
Must be a former Camp Care-A-Lot camper, accepted into college or post-secondary program, transcripts, 2 letters of recommendation, 300-500 word essay entitled "What This Education Can Do For Me", list of extracurriculars and volunteer or community service.
|Springfield Urban League Scholarship|
For minority students who have maintained a 'C' average during junior and senior years of high school. Essay required. In 300-500 words: Describe how you have demonstrated leadership ability both in and out of school
|Illinois Student Assistance Commission Scholarships|
Minority Teachers of Illinois Illinois Special Education Teacher Tuition Waiver Nursing Education Scholarship A scholarship is a type of “gift aid” that rewards a student for grades, athletics, a unique skill, a special talent, financial needs or even a specific career interest.
|Leroy & Rachel Cantrall Scholarship||Cantrall Application 2018|
Students graduating from a Springfield public school and entering the teaching field may apply. Must plan to teach in a public IL high school and maintain a B average in college.
|Zeta Phi Beta Sorority||2018 Annetta Walker-1920|
For college bound students with a 3. GPA whose parents are financial members of this sorority or Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity. Submit application, essay, 3 letters of recommendation(see instructions), transcript by June 30. A college acceptance letter will be needed.
|William McElroy Trust Scholarship||McElroy Scholarship Applications|
Male students from Sangamon County. Preference is given to Pre-Med, Medical and Science students who show high aptitude and interest in the research of heart disease and cancer. Must have a GPA of 3.6 or higher.
|Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity||William J. Baldon Scholarship|
The William J. Baldon Scholarship is open to seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA, proof of acceptance at post secondary school, 2 letters of reference and completed application which is due July 8th.
|Order of AHEPA Scholarship|
Applicants must be a graduating high school senior must have a "B" average GPA and demonstrate financial need. Must also be able to prove Greek heritage going back to and including grandparents. See the website or your guidance dean, post-secondary coach, or assistant principal for more information.
|Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc. Sorority|
3 scholarships available for graduating seniors. Essay, letters of recommendation, and interview required. See application for more information.
|Washington University at St. Louis: William H. and Elizabeth Gray Danforth Scholars|
Student must be nominated by a person who has considerable knowledge of the student's accomplishment and goals.
|NAVAL ROTC||NROTC Scholarship Application Instructions - Application year 2|
Full tuition and other financial benefits at over 160 colleges and universities. The local coordinator is Jason Henderson at (217) 670-9108
|Jackie Robinson Scholarship|
For minority students who plan to attend a 4-yr. university; show leadership potential;show community service; have financial need; be a U.S. Citizen; have a minimum 21 ACT.
|Lincoln Land Community College Foundation Scholarships|
Numerous scholarships available for students planning to attend LLCC or current LLCC student. The Honors College application is included.
|Illinois Children of Veteran's Tuition Waiver||U of I Children of Veterans Tuition App|
The Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver is a four-year in-state tuition waiver at the University of Illinois. The recipient may use his/her Children of Veterans Tuition Waiver at any of the University of Illinois campuses (Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, Health Sciences Center, Springfield). Up to six tuition waivers are awarded per county - one for each of the following wars/conflicts: World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Vietnam Conflict, the Southwest Asia Conflict, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. Specific information regarding the required service dates and medal eligibility is provided on the application itself. Candidates must submit the completed application with photocopies of both the veteran parent’s service papers (DD Form 214) and the student’s ACT scores to our office. Office of Student Financial Aid University of Illinois 620 E. John Street MC-303 Champaign, IL 61820 Customer Service 217.333.0100 Electronic Fax 217.265.5516
|Janice M. Scott Memorial Award|
3.0 GPA on a 4. Parent income less than $60000; 2 letters of recommendation; copy of FAFSA Student Aid Report; Picture; transcript. See Post Secondary coach for full list of requirements and essay options.
|Tuck Sleep Foundation Scholarship Opportunities|
On the attached link you will find more than 20+ scholarships and $500,000 in scholarship funding for undergraduate and graduate students. Some of these awards target sleep-deprived individuals, while others are available to students pursuing degrees in sleep science and other areas of psychology and mental health.
A section for scholarships aimed at underrepresented student groups such as women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, students earning degrees in women’s health, and people with disabilities. All scholarships listed are still valid, though some are currently closed and will re-open the application process for the 2018 academic year. Each entry features application requirements, deadlines, contact information and other important details.
|Valley Of Springfield, AASR SCHOLARSHIPS PAGE|
Illinois Grand Lodge and Scottish Rite Masons provide scholarships to help individuals better themselves through the pursuit of knowledge. Health Career Fields: Masonic relationship is not required. The recipient must intend to enter the field of health care. Health care includes (but is not limited to) nursing, physical or occupational therapy, radiology, anesthesiology, etc. Sherwood and Evelyn Kresin: Masonic relationship is not required. This scholarship has an exception for the “undergraduate only” restriction. The recipient may be in an undergraduate or a graduate course of study. There is no restriction regarding the recipient’s course of study.
|Sue Handy Scholarship||Sue Handy Scholarship |
The scholarship is available to any senior or graduate of District 186 who has attended a District 186 high school for at least one year, or to a student whose parent or legal guardian is an employ of District 186. The student must be enrolled in a public school.
The scholarship is designed to assist a deserving student who plans to become a public school teacher.
A complete application includes the following:
Please submit a typed copy of both the background and essay. Submit your completed application to Springfield Education Association, 3440 Liberty Drive, Springfield, Il. 62704 no later than May 4, 2018. You can also email your finished application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Finalists will be interviewed on Friday, May 11, 2018, after school. You will be notified of the time for your personal interview prior to May 11.
|AASA Redefining Ready Scholarship|
|Dell Scholars Program scholarship|
To be eligible to apply for the Dell Scholars Program scholarship, you must meet the below listed criteria:
|Southeast Missouri State University|
Southeast students receive over $17 million annually, in the form of institutional scholarships. Some of these are only awarded at the time of admission, while others offer an annual application process. Institutional Scholarships can be split into Academic, Endowed, and Participation scholarships.
Need based scholarship/loan open to students between the ages of 16 and 25
|Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.||Application|
Application must include a wallet size photo, two letters of recommendation, official high school transcript, ACT/SAT score/s, an essay, and an interview is also required.
|Danforth Scholars Program|
For Washington University in St. Louis applicants by NOMINATION ONLY! Seeking candidates who have exhibited leadership in services, as well as academic excellence, and who will embrace the challenges of a rigorous academic curriculum.
Danforth Scholars may receive full or partial-tuition scholarships, renewed each year provided they progress academically and uphold their high standards of character.
Once students are nominated, Washington University will send application materials to the students.
|DCFS Scholarship||Youth In Scholarship 2015 Application|
Must have court ordered legal guardianship through the DCFS or must be in the Subsidized Guardianship or KinGap programs. Scholarship includes tuition waiver to an Illinois college or university, a monthly stipend and a medical card.
|Kids Chance Scholarship||kcoi-scholarship-application-9-2017 (1)|
Who is Eligible? To be eligible for a scholarship grant, applicants must have a parent who has been killed or seriously injured as a result of a work related accident that meets the criteria of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act and that has resulted in demonstrated financial need. Applicants must also meet the following requirements: Applicant must be between the ages of 16-25 at the time of the full disbursement of the Kids’ Chance Inc. of Illinois, scholarship award. Student applicant and/or deceased/injured worker are not required to be a legal resident of Illinois. Applicant must be able to demonstrate financial need. Applicant must have achieved a high school diploma by the time of the first disbursement of the scholarship award. Applicant must be enrolled, accepted or applying for acceptance as a full-time or part-time student at an accredited university, college or technical school.
The National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists is seeking high school students selected to become delegates by their teachers, principals, or counselors based on their dedication to entering the medical field to attend one of the annual summer congresses in Boston on June 25, 26, and 27, where they are mentored by leading figures in science and technology. For more information, visit www.futuredocs.com/.
|Zeta Phi Beta||ZPB scholarship_Annette Walker - 2015 Final|
For students with financial needs. Must have a 3.0 on 4. GPA, 3 letters of recommendation(see directions), resume, essay.
Scholarships.com is a resource to help you find various scholarships with various deadlines. Make a profile and get scholarships directly in your email inbox.
|COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR WOMEN|
In the 2015-2016 academic year alone, women accounted for 11.5 million of the 20.2 million students expected to attend an American college or university. But as more and more women pursue their degrees, the harsh reality of paying for an increasingly expensive college clouds the experience. In a time when student loan debt has skyrocketed to $1.34 trillion, reliable sources of financial aid are an essential part of containing student debt.
|Mary Sue Allen Scholarship||Mary Sue Allen Scholarship-3|
This scholarship is available to Southeast seniors who are attending any accredited postsecondary
|McGraw-McDonald's Crew Scholarship|
Senior employees of the local McDonalds who plan to attend a 2 or 4 year tech or trade school or college and who have been employed from at least Jan. 1, 2015 through August 1, 2015. Must be in top half of class.
We here at VapingDaily.com are excited to offer $6,000 in scholarships every year to three people, who share the issue about the hazards of smoking.
Essay (1,000–1,500 words) The winning candidates will be chosen based on their creativity, content, and style. The judges will be looking for essays which are logically written and most related to the topic.
|GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarship|
For students who demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity and citizenship.
|Illinois Sheriffs' Association|
Sangamon County Sheriff will be awarding two $500 college scholarships. Application, essay question. Students must attend an Illinois school.
|Springfield American Legion Post 32|
Decendent of current or past member of a veteran organization: American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, American Veterans, etc. 3 letters of recommendation, essay, transcript. Go to website, click on announcements, then scholarship application.
For students who work at Meijer or whose parent(s) work at Meijer. Awards based on financial need, academic standing, a statement of goals and community involvement. Apply online by 5:00p.m. (EDT) on April 1, 2014. Over 100 $2,500.00 scholarships and two $10,000.00.
|American Legion, Otis B. Duncan, Post 809||AmericanLegionPost809Scholarship2018|
four (4) $1000 scholarships to be awarded at the Otis B. Duncan Day event on July 22rd, 2018
|Jewish Studies - Indiana U|
Multiple incoming freshmen scholarships of up to $40,000 ($10,000 per year) for students committed to pursuing a Jewish Studies major at Indiana University Bloomington are available to students entering as first year beginners in Fall 2018 at IU Bloomington.
|Ron Brown Scholar Program|
The Ron Brown Scholar Program seeks to identify African-American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society. Applicants must excel academically, exhibit exceptional leadership potential, participate in community service activities and demonstrate financial need.
RON BROWN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY: Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to apply for the Ron Brown Scholar Program provided you meet the following requirements:
Early consideration deadline November 1, 2017. Regular deadline January 9, 2018.
|"This I Believe"|
This I Believe Illinois is our annual essay program for Illinois high school seniors. An expression of where their minds are as they prepare to enter the adult world. Essay on the topic of "This I Believe" in 350-500 words. Must be submitted as a Word document on the website listed.
|Springfield Road Runners Club Scholarship|
For graduating seniors who have participated in track, cross country, and/or road races. Submit application, 2 letters of recommendation, transcript, and 500 word essay on "What Running Has Meant to Me."
|Coordinating Council of Frontiers International, Inc.||Scholarships 2018|
Must be a graduating high school senior, have acceptance letter from college and/or university, show involvement in extracurricular activities and community involvement or volunteer service. provide an official high school transcript and prepare a one-page narrative describing why you are applying for the scholarship and why you wish to be considered.
Candidates will be notified by telephone on the week of June 4, 2018 to set-up an interview time.
Seniors who participate in at least one sport and are a leader in school and the community can apply online.
|Shine Bright Scholarship|
In order to apply, candidates should write an 600 word essay entitled “The True Meaning of A Diamond Engagement Ring”. We’d like to take this opportunity to help applicants thing beyond just the aesthetics of diamond rings, and focus on the true meaning and symbolism that comes with it. Applicants must be high school seniors, Junior College, College, University, or Trade School students. Application Deadline is November 1st, 2017. The scholarship will be awarded by December 31, 2017.
Contest Rules: 750 word minimum. Only one submission per applicant. Must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada. Must be enrolled and/or attending post-secondary education within the next year.
|Hansen Secretarial Scholarship|
Major in a office professional, secretarial, or business related field at a college in Illinois. Preference is given to U of I students. Five Hundred word essay is required.
|Illinois Municipal Utilities Assoc. & CWLP||2018 Scholarship Packet|
For high school seniors whose parents or legal guardians are residential customers of IMUA-member utilities (CWLP included). 500 word essay
|Phi Beta Sigma||Phi Beta Sigma Scholarship App Rev|
Minimum 2.5 GPA 3 letters of recommendation Volunteer experience 2 essays required
|ACT Student Champion Award|
|Apartment List Scholarship|
Any legal U.S. resident in high school or college at least eighteen (18) years old who will be attending an accredited university or college in Fall 2015 is eligible to apply. Both undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
|Frontiers Int'l Springfield Club Scholarship (CFLL)|
Preference is given to African American applicants with financial need. Must have a "C" average. UPDATE
|Ministerial Alliance of Springfield and Vicinity|
Essay Contest: Write 300-400 words on the topic, "He who passively accepts evil is as much involved in it as he who helps to perpetuate it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it." Martin Luther King Essay and contact information mailed or delivered by 3:00p.m. to: Pastor Silas Johnson Calvary Baptist Church 2208 Kansas St. Springfield, IL 62703
|Good360 Sustainability Scholarship|
We want to hear how sustainability has touched your life. If you’re a high school senior applying to college, or you’re currently a college student, and you have an interest in sustainability and the environment, then we’d love to hear your thoughts on what sustainability means to you. Thus, we’re sponsoring a college scholarship with an award of $1,000 to go towards tuition. In order to be considered for the Good360 sustainability scholarship, we want to hear from you: What do you do to live sustainably? Post a photo on Instagram with your 200-300-word essay explaining what sustainability means to you and complete the form below. We’ll choose one winner to receive our environmental scholarship, which is open to all majors.
|Arborjet Taking Root Scholarship|
For graduating seniors who plan to purse a forestry course of study or related major (e.g., Forestry, Plant Sciences, Horticulture, Entomology, Environmental Science or other related major) Check back in April 2018
|CBAI Foundation for Community Banking|
Students must contact one of the following banks and ask to be sponsored (do NOT need to be a member): Bank of Springfield Marine Bank Security Bank Athens State Bank, Springfield (Branch of Athens) Write an essay "How do Community Banks make dreams come true?" and turn in to sponsoring bank. See your post-secondary coach for the application.
|Springfield Noon Lions Club|
Pursuing an education in health care, highest consideration to sight and hearing fields
|Prudential Spirit of Community|
If you've made a difference by volunteering in your community, apply for this award. Please follow the link for more details
|Health Care Leaders Scholarship|
Healthcare Leaders Scholarship - Sponsored by Nurse.org Nurse.org is seeking applications for the Healthcare Leaders Scholarship. To be eligible for the $1000 award, students must have a GPA of 3.0 or above, be pursuing a degree related to healthcare, and submit a 600-1000 word essay by January 29th. The scholarship is offered once a year and awards are paid directly to the student.
|Illinois Society of Professional Engineer|
Several scholarships for engineers, including for those attending SIU-E, SIU-C, UIUC, and Bradley University, for female engineers, for minority engineers, and a general engineering scholarship.
|IL Lumber & Material Dealers Association Educational Foundation|
Any student enrolled full time in a certificate or degree program at an accredited trade school, 2 year or 4 year college or university in an industry related field. Financial need may be considered. See application.
|Association for Women in Communications|
For college junior or senior women from or attending college in Central Illinois and majoring in communications, journalism, public relations, or related fields
|Athnet Sports Recruiting|
For students who have been high school athletes. Write an essay that best demonstrates how the lessons learned through sport have positively impacted them as they pursue their college education.
|IL Odd Fellow-Rebekah Scholarship|
Need based scholarships for students planning to attend post-secondary, vocational, or technical schools who have at least a C-average.
|Celebrating High School Innovators|
Tell us about your idea and you might be chosen as one of the most innovative high school students in Illinois! Our top five winners will receive $1,000 cash and scholarships to Illinois State University and Millikin University.
Check website after January 1, 2018
|Baumgartner Law Firm Car Accident Scholarship|
Baumgartner Law Firm is pleased to announce the Baumgartner Law Firm Car Accident Scholarship for the 2016 school year. We work closely with car accident victims and their families every day & understand the difficulties of overcoming the affects of these injuries. We would like to help a student who’s been affected by an car accident & is committed to helping others in their career path
|"Home Is Where the Heart Is" Bicentennial Essay Contest|
|Dean Ritter Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship||Annual-Scholarship-Application_2018-Final-copy|
The Dean Ritter Trust for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Scholarship is a scholarship open to graduating high school seniors who are deaf or hard of hearing in the state of Illinois. The Dean Ritter Trust Scholarship is intended to cover tuition or related costs for the selected recipients to an accredited technical school or university. Recipients may use the funds received for any semester, including summer sessions, during the awarded academic year. For our 2018 Annual Scholarship, we will award scholarships varying between $1,000 and $8,000 each. Recipients will be chosen based on financial need and school and community involvement.
This Scholarship is available to all high school juniors and seniors as well as all students currently registered in any post secondary institution.
|US Bank Internet Scholarship Program|
Students must apply online. Open to graduating seniors and college undergraduates.
|Nursing Schools Almanac|
For students entering any kind of nursing program who show academic excellence and a passion for nursing.
|Study Pug Scholarship|
Complete a 500-1000 word article discussing how a math teacher, a math class, a math tutor, or a math lesson has changed how you see the world around.
Applicants must complete the student information form below and submit their 500 to 1000 word essay on the selected topic in PDF format. The essay, idea, or creation must be the applicant’s original work.
The Scholarship will be awarded to the student who writes the most compelling essay as judged by an outside panel of educational professionals.
All submissions must be uploaded no later than 11:59 pm PST on December 15th, 2017.
The applicant of the winning project will receive a one-time scholarship of $1000, which may be applied to the following school-related expenses: tuition, fees, books, and on-campus room and board. The scholarship winner will be contacted via email at the address provided and must respond within five(5) days to receive the award. Scholarship funds are provided by StudyPug and will be paid via mail to the winning applicant.
IACAC is pleased to offer five $1,000 scholarships ($500 each semester, non-renewable) to students who exhibit a commitment to learning and have demonstrated leadership skills and/or community service involvement.
A separate $1,000 transfer scholarship is available from IACAC to a community college student to further his/her education at a four-year IACAC member institution.
The applicant must be a graduating senior from an IACAC member high school (where at least one counselor is an IACAC member) with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. To verify if your high school is an IACAC member, contact Linda Haffner, (800) 829-0176;
|Acorn Equality Fund|
The Acorn Equality Fund is a grassroots organization that provides college scholarships for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) persons, their children, and allies in Illinois' downstate counties. Scholarships range from $1,000-$5,000
|Hy-Vee Foundation Scholarship|
You are eligible for consideration if:
You will need to submit by February 10 of the current year:
Five different scholarships available through AMVETS. See the guidance office for a brochure and application information regarding the Foundation SShip, Nursing, ROTC, Trade School, and Ladies Auxiliary Scholarships. Application cycle will open Jan. 1, 2018
|FormSwift $1,000 Scholarship|
Create a Business Plan Infographic for a chance to win $1000 for school! Make a business plan infographic about one of the suggested topics.
|Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship|
Digital Responsibility is pleased to announce the Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship. The program is open to high school freshman, sophomore, junior, senior, college, and graduate school student of any level. There is no age limit, home-schooled students are also eligible. In order to apply, the applicants will submit a full length 500- to 1,000-word essay about technology addiction.
|Service Scholarship (CFLL)|
Must be nominated (see your Academic Asst. Principal, senior dean or postsecondary coach)
|WWII IL Descendants Scholarship (CFLL)|
Must be direct descendant of WWII IL Veteran & have a 4.0 GPA Must be nominated (see your Academic Asst. Principal, senior dean or postsecondary coach). Student must turn in preliminary form to nominator. UPDATE
|Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship||Sharon Miller Memorial Scholarship 2018|
Applicants must be a graduating high school or college student who graduated from an Illinois Educatio Association (IEA) Region 11 or 47 school. Public school students whose parent or legal guardian has been employed by IEA Region 11 or 47 school distrcits for at least one year may also apply.
|Tyrian Masonic Lodge||Tyrian Scholarship|
For students with financial need. Award will be made directly to the college or university to pay educational expenses.
|Sherel Nutt Memorial Scholarship||Sherel_Nutt_Scholarship_Application 2018|
All graduating seniors attending a public or private school in the Springfield, Chatham, and Rochester School Districts (districts that border Lake Springfield) are eligible to apply. The senior does not have to live on Lake Springfield. The only requirement is that the student must continue their education this fall, either at a community college or a four-year college or university.
|Heartland Credit Union||Heartland 2018 Scholarship Application|
For Heartland Credit Union members who plan to attend a 2 yr., 4yr. college, vocational or technical school full-time. Essay.
|Sangamon County Farm Bureau Foundation|
To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must: - Be a high school senior graduating in 2018 or a first-year student in a postsecondary school. - Be a Sangamon County Farm Bureau member, spouse of a member or child of a member. (Minimum 1 year) - Be accepted for enrollment or be enrolled at a post-secondary school. - Exhibit potential for successful completion of course studies. - Be a resident of Sangamon County, Illinois. - Past recipients may reapply, but no student may receive more than two (2) scholarships from the Sangamon County Farm Bureau Foundation.
|Family Service Center|
For students who have been in foster care or who are adopted.
|Pureland Supply Vocational and Skilled Trade Scholarship|
Open for students who have been accepted to an accredited community college, vocational college, technical school, or trade School. Recipients are chosen on their ability to describe how their chosen trade or field plays an important role in today’s world and how the student expects to play a part in the future of their trade or field.
|Abbott & Fenner Scholarship Program|
Open to high school juniors, seniors, or college students. Submit a 500-1000 word essay by email. Topic: Every generation faces new challenges and new problems. What do you think is the biggest difference between your generation and older generations? How do you think these differences will affect the future of our country and/or your career choice?
|Diabetes Scholars Foundation|
Multiple scholarships. For students with diabetes attending an accredited four year university, college, technical or trade school. Application opens in January
|Technology Addiction Awareness Scholarship|
To be eligible for the scholarship, the applicants must:
|Burger King Scholars Program|
For students enrolling in college or tech school. Recipients are selected based on their grade point average, work experience, extracurricular activities and/or community service. $1000-$50,000
|Illinois Legislative Black Caucus Foundation|
For African American students. Personal statement and letters of recommendation required.
|Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists Scholarship||Illinois Heartland Decorative Artists|
For college-bound seniors in art. Requires 6-10 photos of art work that has been completed in the last 4 years, as well as an application and letter of recommendation. Short essay. Must be postmarked by April 14 and sent to Penne Beckett IHDA Education Committee Chairman, 2013 804 Fairview Dr. Urbana, IL 61801-1627
|Zonta Young Woman in Public Affairs Award|
Open to pre-college women ages 16-20 Volunteer work, leadership, and dedication to the advancement of women
|Moody's Mega Math Challenge|
Online scholarship competition held on March 8 or 9, 2014 for high school teams of 3-5 juniors and/or seniors plus a faculty sponsor. Teams have one day to solve an applied math problem.
|Aspiring Nurse Scholarship||$1,000.00|
|Springfield Civic Garden Club|
The LLCC Scholarship $1,200 is ongoing. It is offered to an interested student who is a U.S. citizen residing in the LLCC district and is majoring in environmental or horticulture studies.
|Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship|
Who can apply: A U.S. university or college for undergraduate or graduate studies. A high school, college or graduate student or a student planning to enter college.
|Scholarship Program by Autozin|
Essay style scholarship to help you get closer to your dream career. Education is our future and we would like to support and encourage you as a student by giving you a chance to win $1400 toward your tuition or any expenses you might acquire along your journey. If cars are your passion this contest is perfect for you!
|Simon Youth Foundation|
For a student who has financial need, strong academic performance, leadership skills and who shows evidence of participation in school and community activities. Simon Mall Property in Springfield is the White Oaks Mall.
|Juarez Latino Scholarship||Juarez Scholarship|
For graduating seniors of Latino background with a minimum 2.5 unweighted GPA, planning to attend an institution in Sangamon County or applicant must be a member of CIELO and live within 60 miles of Springfield, IL. Requires essay and 2 letters of recommendation.
|Beta Sigma Psi Scholarships|
These Scholarships are a way of giving back to the Lutheran church and supporting her youth. Young men who wish to apply are under no obligation to join Beta Sigma Psi or be related to a member for consideration. Applicants may apply for multiple awards if they are still deciding which school they plan to attend.
|United Negro College Fund|
The UNCF manages various scholarship programs. Check out their website for more information.Various Scholarships with various deadlines. Be sure to periodically check this page.
|Polly Roesch Vocal Music Scholarship||Roesch Vocal Scholarship Application|
Potential vocal music majors should apply. An audition is required. Renewable for 4 years. Applications must be verified by a music instructor and returned to the guidance office.
|EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars|
Upload a 60 second or shorter video stating why you should be an EmPOWERED to Serve scholar. Hashtage your video #TakeMeHome. Tell the health story of your community in the video. Application details can be found at www.empoweredtoserve.org
|Farm Credit Agriculture Scholarship|
For students planning to pursue an agriculture-related academic major or career.
|Sigma Phi Epilson Balanced Man Scholarship|
Three $1,750 scholarships for male students attending the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana who have excelled in the areas of scholarship, leadership, athletics and community service.
Must be a full time student at U of I in the fall of 2018.
Scholarship does not obligate you to join Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity.
|Eastern Illinois Ambassador Scholarship||$2,000.00|
|IL PTA Lillian Glover Scholarship|
Students majoring in education or an education-related field (school nurse, school psychologist, librarian, etc.) .
|American Association of Blacks in Energy(AABE)|
American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) announces it will provide $20,000 in scholarships to high school seniors The Southeastern Missouri/Southern Illinois Chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE SMSI) is accepting applications for 10- $2000.00 monetary scholarships. This scholarship opportunity is available to minority high school seniors in Illinois and Missouri that are pursuing studies at the collegiate level in a field related to science, technology, engineering or math (STEM). Students interested in applying for this opportunity may access an application at www.aabe.org. To qualify, applications must be completed and postmarked by March 2018.Completed applications may also be emailed to Stacey Young: email@example.com. Scholarship winners will be notified by April , 2018. UPDATE
|AXA Community Scholarship|
An AXA Achiever must demonstrate ambition and drive, determination to set and reach goals, respect for self, family and community, and ability to succeed in college.
|Central Illinois Women’s Bar Association & Sangamon County Bar Association Scholarship||Sangamon County Bar Association|
Application, 2 letters of recommendation, intending to go to law school, essay (2 pages).For additional information, please contact Allison Richard at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Raylene Grischow at 527-7375.
|GreenPal Business Scholarship|
For business major who aspires to be an entrepreneur. Requires high school GPA of 3.0 minimum. To apply for the GreenPal Scholarship, email your essay (500-1000 words) along with a photo to scholarship @yourgreenpal.com . They will announce the winner on this page by June 1st, 2016.
Have you read one of Ayn Rand’s thought-provoking novels? Now’s the time! Enter an Ayn Rand Institute essay contest for your chance to win thousands of dollars in cash prizes. ARI has held worldwide essay contests for students on Ayn Rand’s fiction for thirty years. This year we will award over 500 prizes totaling more than $90,000. To stay informed about contest deadlines and other student updates, register here. Questions? Write to us at email@example.com.
|CIELO Medical Scholarship (CFLL)|
Applicant must be of Latino descent pursuing a degree in the medical field at an institution within Sangamon County
|Sigma Nu Pursuit of Excellence Scholarship - University of Illinois|
Males entering University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. 3.0 or higher GPA. Seeking men who are intellectually, morally and physically capable of leadership. NO obligation to join Sigma Nu if awarded
|Sangamon Valley Mensa Scholarship|
Merit-based scholarship to any accredited post-secondary institution (college, university, trade/vocational). 550 word essay on applicant's career, vocational, or academic goals. Scholarship winners will receive awards of $300 to $2,500.
|University of Illinois: Fred S. Bailey Scholarship|
For students going to Univ. of Illinois Urbana-Champaign who have shown a commitment to community engagement, service, leadership and academics. Requirements and application on the website. Scholarship may be renewable.
|Plato & Flora S. McCourtney Foundation Scholarship||Plato & Flora McCourtney Scholarship Application|
Unweighted GPA no less than 3.0 and a one-page essay describing intended educational and career goals. For students entering a scientific or technical career.
|ISPE Capital Chapter Scholarship||2018 ISPE Scholarship Application|
- High school senior
- US Citizen
- Minimum 3.0 GPA
- Minimum SAT: 600 math, 500 verbal or ACT of 29 math and 25 English
- Enroll in an engineering program at a college or university that has been accresdited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET-EAC)
- Live within the Capital Chapter areas of Cass, Christian, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon & Scott counties.
|IL Society of Professional Engineers|
Students interested in engineering with a 3.0 GPA on 4 pt. scale and 29 math and 25 English on ACT or 600 Math and 500 Verbal on SAT may apply. (Essay required)
|Illinois PTA Scholarship|
We are glad you are exploring the Illinois PTA Scholarship Program for college funding. Each year we award two scholarships to students in Illinois who are interested in entering the field of education. Please read these instructions carefully when completing the application. This is a highly competitive program and will require that you take the time to fully and accurately portray yourself. The information you collect for this scholarship application will help you present yourself for other scholarships and for your college admissions applications.
|Rise of Sigma|
If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please submit your essay or article complying with following requirements on ” How important is internet marketing?”.
Winner will be announced on our website in Dec, 2018.
Complete a 15-20 minute survey about colleges in the area and win a chance at one $4000, two $1000 or eight $500 scholarships.
|National Defense Transportation Association|
Open to high school seniors or college students. The Foundation annually awards scholarship money to high school or college students pursuing an education in logistics, transportation, or passenger travel.
|Regions Riding Forward Scholarship Essay Contest||Regions Scholarship |
Regions will award $5,000 scholarships to 15 high school seniors who live in states with Regions branches and will attend an accredited college in the U.S. during the 2018-2019 school year.
Students do not have to be African American to apply.
Students do not have to have accounts at Regions bank to apply.
Write a 500 word (or less) essay on how an African-American has been an inspirtaion in your life and discuss the contributions of the African-American individual who has served to inspire and motivate you.
|We the Students Essay Contest|
In 500-800 words, answer the following question: The Founders believed in the sanctity/vital importance of the individual liberties guaranteed in the Bill of Rights. To what extent (or in what ways) has our government compromised on these liberties in the name of security or the general welfare?
|Orthopedic Center of IL Foundation Scholarship|
Four-year renewable scholarship for students planning to major in a healthcare-related field
Students must be a graduating high school student, resident of Sangamon County and attend an accredited college or university in the coming fall as a full time student.
Winner will be notified by April 27th, 2018.
|Washington Crossing Foundation||WCF_AwardsRequirements_2017|
National scholarships for students interested in history, politics or who have government or military service in their future. $500-$5000.
|AES Engineering Scholarship|
This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility. You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible. Students must submit an essay of between 500 and 1000 words in answer to the following question:
When you look back on your life in 30 years, what would it take for you to consider your life successful? What relationships or accomplishments will be important on this journey?
Amount of award: $500.00
Submit essay to firstname.lastname@example.org
|Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships - Scholarships|
The Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships are designed to recognize and reward the great steps students are taking to fight hunger in our communities across the United States. By submitting an application, you agree that what you send will be deemed non-confidential and you grant Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Sodexo, Inc. (along with its subsidiaries and affiliates) the right to use, copy, modify, edit, publish, transmit, and display your submission via any media, and that Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Sodexo, Inc. will be free to use your name and other identifying information, unless you specifically request in writing that we not do so. Applications close on Dec. 5, 2017. Scholarships
|Kashmer Scholarship (CFLL)|
Seeking a degree in NURSING, HEALTH or MEDICAL CAREER, or VETERINARY MEDICINE
|United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) Hearst Scholarship|
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for this program. The first phase of this program brings two students from each state to Washington, D.C., March 3-10, 2018, to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP). Delegates will be immersed in Washington activities throughout their week-long stay.
|Greenhouse Scholars Program|
Available to high school seniors with a 3.5 GPA and an annual household income no greater than $70,000.
|Community Foundation Scholarships for the Land of Lincoln|
for Springfield students. Ranging from $500-$5000 The 2018 scholarship application period is January 1, 2018 to March 1, 2018. Please visit this website to during that period to complete and submit your scholarship applications. Students may apply for and be awarded multiple scholarships. -Spanish American Cultural Center Scholarship
|ACF Visionary Scholarship|
Applicant must be currently enrolled as a High School Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior(2021, 2020, 2019, or 2018); and, must be a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen. Relatives of the American College Foundation Staff are not eligible to apply.
All applications for the American College Foundation's Visionary Scholarship Program will consist of:
|CO-OP Scholarship Program|
To qualify for this scholarship students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 and be admitted to one of the following institutions: Clarkson University Drexel Johnson and Wales Kettering Rochester IT State University of New York Oswego University of Cincinnati University of Massachusetts Lowell University of Toledo Wentworth IT Must pursue a college CO-OP program
|WACE National Co-Op Scholarship|
Only for students choosing a college cooperative education program at one of the below schools:
Clarkson Unviersity, Drexel Unviersity, Merrimack College, Rochester Institute of Technology, State University of New York Oswego, The Unviersity of Toledo, Unviersity of Cinncinati & Unviersity of Massachusetts Lowell & Wentworth Institute of Technology.
|Horatio Alger Association|
For students with critical financial need ($50,000 or less adjusted gross income per family). Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA, be involved in community and co-curricular activities. Award value range from 7,000 to 22,000. Various Need-based Scholarships.
Be of Hispanic/Latino heritage or African American. Major in Hospitality Management or Culinary Arts. Have a 3.0/4.0 GPA
|11th Annual Create a Greeting Card $10,000.00 Contest|
Contest submissions accepted from: May 30th, 2017 - March 1st, 2018. Only 1 entry per person is allowed Submit photo, artwork or computer graphic for the front of a greeting card Designs should be appropriate for business and consumer use. Browse our site for different examples of Birthday, Get Well, Thank You, Anniversary and Christmas Cards Photo, art or graphics submitted must be your own original work/creation Please be sure to read our: Full Official Scholarship Rules Monthly Voting Rules
|2018 Honorsgradu Scholarship|
Whether through essays or multimedia, students are to submit a proposal for how you'll better your community. Rigorous process with multiple rounds; providing five $1,000 tuition awards to five $10,000 tuition awards! Will also fund the top project up to $5,000.
|Google Scholarships and Programs|
Enroll as a full time student in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Software Engineering or a related major. See website for more information.
|William Randolph Hurst||William Hurst Scholarship.pdf copy|
High school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for this program. The first phase of this program brings two students from each state to Washington, D.C., March 3-10, 2018, to participate in the United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).
The second phase awards both recipients a college scholarship of $10,000.00. The Hearst Foundation requires that to obtain scholarship funds, a student must participate in the Washington Week program and use the funds within four years of enrollment at an accredited U.S. college or university. Students are encouraged to include history, political science, or related subjects in their undergraduate program.
*To be eligible, a candidate must currently be serving in an elected or selected capacity in any one of the following student government, civic or educational organizations: Student body president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer, Class president, vice-president, secretary or treasurer, Student council representative, National Honor Society. Student representative to district, regional or state-level civic or educational organization
|FIRE "Freedom in Academia" Essay Contest|
Write an in-depth essay explaining why free speech and First Amendment rights are crucial to higher education and how abuses of these rights harm the college experience.
|Eastern IL Presidential Scholars Program|
Students in top 10% or a 3.5 GPA & a 30 ACT or students in top 5% or 3.75 GPA with a 28 ACT interested in attending Eastern IL University should check out this scholarship.
|JFK Profiles in Courage Scholarship|
Students must write an original essay describing how an elected official demonstrated political courage by addressing an issue at the local, state, or national level. Essay must include a bibliography with a minimum of 5 sources.
|UNCF Stem Scholars|
General Eligibility: African American; 3.0 GPA; high school senior entering U.S.-accredited college or university Fall 2017; Demonstrated unmet or financial need; U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM GPA 3.0 ETHNICITIES African American/Black RESIDENCY STATUS U.S. Citizen, U.S. national or permanent resident ACADEMIC CLASSIFICATION High School Senior MAJORS Engineering, Mathematics, Science, Technology
|Elks Most Valuable Student Scholarship Program|
Applicants must have both a high ACT score and a high level of participation in community service. Entries will be eligible for both the National Elks & Illinois Elks Competitions. Up to 500 four-year awards will be given. Please follow the link for more details
|Voice of Democracy||Voice of Democracy 2017|
VFW Auxiliary Scholarship Opportunity: audio-essay program for students to express themselves in regards to a democractic and patriotic-themed recorded essay. Scholarships range from $1,000-$16,000. The one national winner earns $30,000!
|KFC Colonel's Scholars Program|
Students must attend a public college in IL and be a KFC Team Member. Application must be done online. Application available Feb. 15th, 2015
|Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation|
For all motivated, dedicated high school seniors. 3 million a year is awarded to 250 deserving students. At least a 3.0 GPA Please follow the link for more details.
|Golden Apple Scholars of Illinois|
If you are interested in becoming a teacher, this scholarship is for you! You must be nominated. See your post-secondary coach for nomination information.
|Stokes Scholarship (NSA)|
Students interested in majoring in computer science or electrical engineering may apply. Must have a GPA of 3.0 and a minimum SAT/college board score of 1200 (600 Evidence-Based Reading and Writing, 600 Math) or ACT of 25.
You must major in computer science or computer/electrical engineering and meet the following requirements: Please follow the link for more details.
*Minority students are encouraged to apply.
|Eugene McDermott Scholars Program for UT Dallas|